2023 Honors Rome Summer A Term

2023 Honors Rome Summer A Term

Honors Rome 2020

Colosseum in Rome, Italy

Mediterranean Crossings

Location: Rome, Italy

Program Dates: Summer A Term 2023

Credits and Courses: 12 credits total

  • HONORS 384 (Interdisciplinary), SSc/A&H plus “DIV” and “W”, (5)
  • HONORS 233 (Social Science), SSc and “W”, (5)
  • HONORS 213 (Humanities), A&H, (2), Note: Areas of Inquiry credit, does not apply to Honors core curriculum

Directors: Resat Kasaba and Kathie Friedman, Jackson School of International Studies

Local Art Historian: Mariella Mastrogiacomo, M.A. Classical Archeology

deadline extended to Feb. 16, APPLY NOW! 


Note correction, 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 3

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About the Program

Students will learn about contemporary issues facing the city of Rome as contextualized by its ancient past. This program strives to bridge the struggles of immigrant communities settling in Italy and Europe with the historical past of one of the world’s oldest cities.

For much of our recorded history the Mediterranean Sea functioned to unite the lands that surrounded it. People, cultures, and empires in southern Europe, western Asia, and North Africa crossed this sea continuously in many directions; interacted with, borrowed from, and strengthened each other. In this course, we explore the causes and consequences of these movements across the Mediterranean. We will start with a historical introduction and then focus on contemporary migrations. Through readings, discussions, films, guest lecturers, and field trips students will learn about the diverse types of migration present in Italy today and in history (refugees, asylum seekers, and labor migrants from all over the world). Immigrant integration and multiculturalism with particular attention to art and architecture and ethnic, national, gender, and religious differences will be discussed, as will increasing efforts to control migration into Italy and the EU. Students will work on team projects, in consultation with the professors, throughout the course and present their research during the last week of the Program.

The program will also have an Art History component where we will study the use of art and architecture as a tool for political power in Roman history.

Program Expenses

Anticipated Student Program Fee: $5,950 (students do not pay tuition; program fee and concurrent enrollment fee only). Estimated final cost will be updated by early December.

Average Airplane Ticket: $1,600 (continue to check prices as we anticipate some increase in airfare)

Program fees will be posted to your MyUW student account and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees. Check your MyUW Account periodically for due dates.

Payment Schedule

Note: Students do not pay regular tuition costs, instead a concurrent enrollment fee of $485 is paid plus the program fee.  Students pay for their roundtrip airfare and approximately 2/3 of food (some dinners and lunches are included).  All lodging, excursions and ground transportation costs are covered as part of the program fee.

Estimated costs:

Payment Type Payment Amount Payment Due Date
Non-Refundable UW Study Abroad Fee $485 2 weeks after acceptance, TBD
Program Fee Balance $5,950 Follows the UW Summer Tuition Schedule (early July)

Making the program affordable

The Honors Program is passionate about study abroad and the incredible impact it can have on a student’s life. Don’t assume you can’t afford to study outside of the U.S. Here are resources to help you get started on your global adventures!

Honors Program Scholarships

The Honors Program offers a number of scholarships for current Honors Program students. These scholarship funds may be used for UW approved study abroad programs or exchanges. Students may apply beginning in late January (deadline is March 30).

Study Abroad Scholarships at UW

Every student who applies and is accepted to a study abroad program is considered for a scholarship. Scholarship awards are dependent on need and students may be awarded up to $4,000. Visit the study abroad office in 459 Schmitz Hall to learn more or click here. Students may also email goglobal@uw.edu for an advising appointment.

There are several outside resources for study abroad scholarships. Visit the UW’s Study Abroad Scholarship page for more information on scholarship support as well as information about GET funds and how you may apply the GET to your study abroad costs.

Using Financial Aid for Study Abroad

You may find more information about using your existing financial aid for study abroad on the Study Abroad Office’s Financial Aid webpage. In general, all financial aid awarded may be used to support study abroad. Exceptions to this include tuition waivers, work-study awards, or scholarships that are specific about using the award for tuition (although there may be flexibility with some scholarships, please check with the financial aid office). Tuition waivers and work-study are never allowed for study abroad.

Revision of Need

You may also turn in a “Revision of Need” form with the Financial Aid Office if you have a FAFSA on file. Once you are accepted to a study abroad program, visit the Study Abroad Office to obtain a budget for your study abroad program then complete the Revision Request and turn in both the budget and the revision request to the Office of Student Financial Aid in Schmitz Hall.

Visit the Financial Aid Study Abroad Funding Website for more information about applying for Summer quarter financial aid and for information about Exploration Seminar financial aid timeline (different than A or B term financial aid disbursement timeline).

Application Process

This program is open to students in the Honors Program and students across campus (UW Seattle, Tacoma, Bothell).  Students of all majors, freshmen-seniors, are encouraged to apply.

No prerequisites or language requirements are needed to apply.

To learn more contact villegas@uw.edu

GO TO APPLICATION LINK  HERE! Deadline Extended to Feb. 16